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Dr Matthew Crossley DVM

Veterinarian / Vet Director

Dr Matthew Crossley completed a degree in Veterinary Genetics from Sydney University in 2012 and after working in academia in London completed his Doctor Of Veterinary Medicine from Melbourne University. His passion lies with felines and he’s since done an internship in feline medicine and surgery. Dr Matt has 3 cats of his own at home, along with 2 dogs and a young family. With his now extended family, he’s enjoying general practice and building relationships with our clients and their pets.

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DR TRUDY HINDS, BVSc

Veterinarian

Dr Trudy Hinds graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons I) from the University of Queensland in 1996.  She joined Dr Gordon at Rochedale Vet Surgery in 1998 and enjoyed many great years with the great team at Rochedale Vet until 2006 when an opportunity for practice ownership changed her direction.  Seven short years later, another change of direction in the form of one gorgeous son followed by another saw her enjoying a completely different career as a Mum instead.

Dr Trudy started working back with us mid-2015 doing every second Saturday morning and has really enjoyed seeing so many familiar clients’ faces, and yes, even after almost ten years away, some familiar pets as well!  

There is almost no aspect of veterinary practice that Dr Trudy does not enjoy or has not done some further studies in – dentistry, reproduction, paediatrics, dermatology, radiography, feline and canine internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, behaviour, practice management and pocket pet care – she loves it all!  Dr Trudy has shared her home with pet budgies, guinea pigs, rats, very special dogs and a very special cat over the years.  Dr Trudys’ husband who has been with her since first year Uni, shares her with her tropical fish and pet chickens but there are bound to be more new additions as the boys get older!

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DR Sylvia Wood BVSC

Veterinarian

Dr Sylvia is one of our senior veterinarians. She graduated from James cook university in 2015 and has worked in general practice and feline specific practice for many years. Sylvia has extensive knowledge when it comes to helping your animals. 

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Dr Ane Staubo BVSC (Hons)

Veterinarian 

Dr Ane is one of our amazing Veterinarians. She grew up in Norway, and completed her veterinary degree at the University of Queensland in 2022. Ane is a big animal lover; in addition to dogs and cats, she also has an interest in more unusual pets and wildlife. Ane enjoys all aspects of general practice, and loves building relationships with clients and their pets. 

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Dr Javier Chia BVSc

Veterinarian 

Dr Javier completed her veterinary degree at the University of Queensland in 2023. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery. 

 

She recently took in a ginger kitten named Beans who is certainly causing some havoc as he discovers the joy of unrolling toilet paper in the bathroom when left unsupervised. He has very quickly become unlikely friends with Jamie, Dr Javier’s cavoodle who has spent much of his life being a much-loved only child. 

 

In her spare time, she enjoys doing some gardening and spending quality time with family. 

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Ebony Sloan

Veterinary Nurse/Team Leader

Ebony began working as a Veterinary Nurse in 2015. Since joining the industry she has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and also completed a Practice Management course. She has lived in Darwin, Northern Territory for 4 years of her career, continuing her love for the industry. She is often known as the staffy loving nurse and is always eager for a cuddle with the bouncing bundles. In her spare time away from managing the two clinics she enjoys spending time with her Fiance and their 2 loving staffies, Leia and Jax.

Right now though, Ebony is currently enjoying maternity leave while her little family grows. We miss her bubbly personality in the clinic but we are very excited for her as she takes on this new adventure! 

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Dr Barbora Hyklova BVM&S

Veterinarian 

Dr. Barbora Hyklova is one of our new vets at Rochedale Vet Surgery. She completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at the University of Edinburgh in 2023, but has grown up in Southeast Asia and the Czech Republic, where she is from. With a Yorkie herself, she cares for all our animals big and small. With the aim to pursue the best for our patients, she is determined to learn all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has particular interests in dermatology, radiographic imaging, dentistry and more. In her spare time, she loves going for runs, hiking, camping and exploring the beautiful places around Brisbane.

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ADAM CREIGHTON

Veterinary Nurse & Acting Team Leader

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Adam started working as vet nurse in 2008 while studying Applied Science (vet Tech) and has had various animal related jobs in between. We are now lucky enough to have Adam with us at Rochedale Vet where he has stepped in as Team Leader while our lovely Ebony is off on maternity leave.

 

Adam grew up spending his school holidays on a dairy farm in NSW and has always loved with with the animals. These days he is especially interested in surgical nursing and animal behaviour. 

Adam currently lives with his 2 cats Charlie & Pancake and his beautiful Labrador, Molly. However, Pancake still believes she's in charge. 

JESS SLATER

Veterinary Nurse

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Jessica joined our clinic in 2017 as a work placement student while studying the certificate IV in veterinary nursing at TAFE. She is now a permanent part of our team and is excited to continue learning in our clinic after graduating. Jessica has been interested in animals of all kinds from a very young age and has a soft spot for wildlife. She is particularly passionate about recovery nursing and loves caring for our patients here at Rochedale.

In her spare time Jessica loves to go to the beach, see a movie, go for a bushwalk and spend time with family. She also enjoys the company of her green cheeked conure, family cats, and adopted a furry friend named Louie. 

AMBER WINTER

Veterinary Nurse

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Amber completed her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing in June 2021, and joined our team shortly after graduating. She has a passion for dentistry, and caring for your furry friends during their visits to the clinic. Amber hopes she can expand her knowledge in assisting with surgeries with our experienced team.

She has a West Highland White Terrier named Mac, and two budgerigars which she has adopted. In her spare time, Amber enjoys painting and other forms of craft. She also enjoys taking her cheeky Westie to the beach and to their local dog park to chase his puppy friends. 

Chloe Kerswell

Veterinary Nurse

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Chloe is currently studying her Bachelor of Veterinary Technology. She loves learning new skills within the industry and hopes to expand her knowledge in Emergency knowledge. Chloe enjoys taking her dog Jess for a walk in her spare time 

Nicole Wemyss

Veterinary Nurse

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Nicole has been working as a Veterinary Nurse for over 10 years. Nicole has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and thoroughly enjoys working in the industry. Nicole has a special interest in Surgical nursing. She shares her house with a fur family of 2 cats and a cavalier Ruby. When Nicole is not at work she enjoys taking her dog away camping and bush walking. 

Jesse Rose

Veterinary Nurse

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Jesse joined our team in September 2022, her bubbly big smile is a pleasure to see each day. Jesse has began studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and hopes to have this completed in the not so distant future. In her free time, she is found coaching gymnastics to younger students and studying to become an amazing nurse. We are thrilled to have Jesse a part of our team.

IAN BARCLAY

Nurse Assistant

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Ian has a very friendly nature and has always wanted to work with animals. We are very lucky to have Ian as our nurse assistant as he is passionate about his work and is also qualified in certificate III Companion Animal Services. In addition Ian has just completed additional studies and training in wildlife care & rehabilitation. He is always happy to help you carry your pets or help walk them to your car if you have your hands full. Ian loves his footy and loves to chat about the Broncos.

Andrew

Groomer

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Andrew is one of our groomers who began his career with us in 2022. Andrew has learnt the ropes of grooming and has blossomed in this new found career. Andrew enjoys styling our large breed dogs and has found that this is his passion. We look forward to seeing the amazing work continue. 

Kristy

Groomer

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Kristy is our friendly groomer at Rochedale Vets, She has been with us for many years treating all of your pooches to gorgeous locks. Kristy strives to produce high quality grooms and enjoys getting to know each one of your furry friends individually.

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